Jets sign CB Nick Marshall off Jaguars practice squad

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Second-year cornerback Nick Marshall may finally get some more playing time, but it won't be in Jacksonville.

The former college quarterback signed with the New York Jets on Wednesday and is expected to join the team's secondary.

Marshall was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jaguars last offseason but was cut in September in favor of fellow cornerback Josh Johnson. Marshall was signed to the team's practice squad and remained there until reaching a deal with the Jets.

Marshall played in 13 games (one start) as a rookie and produced 13 tackles and a pass breakup.

The Auburn alum had an inconsistent second offseason and was outplayed by Johnson and Dwayne Gratz, who was waived by the Jaguars and claimed by the Los Angeles Rams this week.

At 6-foot-1 and 206 pounds, Marshall has good size for the position and will be able to learn a lot from Darrelle Revis and Todd Bowles with the Jets.

The Jaguars practice squad now has a vacancy. Safety Akeem Davis is now the only defensive back on the practice unit.

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